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On the utility consistency of poverty lines (English)


Although poverty lines are widely used as deflators for inter-group welfare comparisons, their internal consistency is rarely given close scrutiny. A priori considerations suggest that commonly used methods cannot be relied on to yield poverty lines that... See More +


  • Ravallion, Martin; Lokshin, Michael;
  • 2003/10/01
  • Policy Research Working Paper
  • WPS3157
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  • Russian Federation
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • 2010/07/01
  • On the utility consistency of poverty lines
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